Overall Rank: 651
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 120
Theatrical Release Date: 08/05/1953
Genre: Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Actors: Donna Reed, Deborah Kerr, Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Philip Ober, Frank Sinatra
Plot: The second in command and a Captain's wife fall in love while another private is punished for not boxing during WWII Hawaii.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/28/2019
While a movie about a love story during war was nothing new by the time of its release, "From Here to Eternity" is iconic, if only for its immediately recognizable scene of kissing by the sea.
worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013
A really good film featuring two very compelling romances set in a 1941 Hawaii. Great performance from Montgomery Clift as Prewitt. Nominated for 13 Academy Awards and winner of 8 including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor (Frank Sinatra).
Snoogans - wrote on 05/14/2012
Romantic drama set during WWII. This film takes place off of the battlefield and focuses a group of characters and their relationships. Good acting, in a story filled with fighting, drinking and smooching.
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Indyfreak - wrote on 02/14/2015
One of the quintessential Hollywood romance movies. From Here to Eternity actually devotes more time to the psychological underpinnings that stems from each of the main characters' unhappiness and how they deal with it. The cast is great and includes Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Montgomery Clift, Donna Reed, and a scene-stealing Frank Sinatra. There's even some action in the plot with a climactic recreation of the attack on Pearl Harbor (it's set in WW2). The script is laid-back and devotes a lot of attention to the characters' relationships, their anxieties, and their aspirations. There are some great shots of the Hawaiian scenery and by the end credits, the film is bold enough to end on a bittersweet note and convince the audience to be fine with that.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/09/2013
The film revolves around Captain Dana "Dynamite" Holmes (Philip Ober), Private Angelo Maggio (Frank Sinatra) and Karen (Deborah Kerr). A simplistic plot with powerful performances. Main concern of this reviewer would be the overloaded cast which lacks sufficient character development/background and pacing. Battle sequences were authentic but its conclusion lacks some impact after the whole build-up of the affair. Screenplay had some nice lines such as: "Nobody ever lies about being lonely." "Maybe back in the days of the pioneers a man could go his own way, but today you got to play ball." and "I can understand how you feel, but those things happen." Overall, From Here to Eternity felt like an improved version of Pearl Harbor, with less cheesy scenes.
Yojimbo - wrote on 03/30/2012
From Here To Eternity is something of a classic and relaunched the career of Oscar winner Frank Sinatra who allegedly got the part because a friend of the family made an offer that couldn't be refused...It's a rather soapy affair as it follows the trials and tribulations of a group of soldiers posted at a base in Pearl Harbour in the days leading up to the Japanese attack. To be honest, it's not really the kind of film I usually enjoy; the love scene between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr is one of the most famous ever filmed, but I personally much preferred the on base drama between he, stubborn conscientious objector Montgomery Clift and likable sidekick Sinatra than the romantic melodrama that punctuates it. But that's probably just because of that pesky Y chromosome. The plot could …
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